— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, and lobbying in Juneau, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Alaska. We hope you’ll join us!

— Bills We’re Watching HB 5 Conservator of Protected Persons: Passed (H); awaiting hearing in (S) JUD HB 8 Powers of Attorney:  Passed (H); referred to (S) HSS SB 1 Regulation of Smoking: Passed (S) HSS. Referred to (S) SA SB 12 Paid Sick Leave: Awaiting hearing in (S) L&C SB 72 Designated Caregivers for Patients: Introduced 3/11. Referred to (S) HSS   Issues We’re Watching Budget: Cuts to Senior Benefit Program: Finance Committees (S and H) Budget: Cuts to Adult …

— Here are the bills AARP Alaska is watching (Updated February 23, 2015) House Bill 5 Conservator of Protected PersonsSponsor(s) Rep. HAWKER, Hughes. The bill would expand the pool of persons eligible to be appointed by the court to serve as a “conservator” of an incapacitated person’s finances to include persons related by marriage or adoption (currently just blood relations are eligible). AARP supports this bill. Current status: This bill has already passed through committee and is waiting to be brought …